Intel Shares Details on Upcoming 'Ice Lake' Chips to Follow Coffee Lake and Cannon Lake

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    As Intel prepares to unveil its 8th-generation Coffee Lake processors next week, the company has released basic information on an upcoming 10-nanometer "Ice Lake" chip, which will serve as the successor to the 14-nanometer Coffee Lake and 10-nanometer Cannon Lake chips.

    Details on the Ice Lake architecture, which will be made on Intel's 10nm+ process, have been shared on Intel's codename decoder.

    "The Ice Lake processor family is a successor to the 8th generation Intel(R) CoreTM processor family. These processors utilize Intel's industry-leading 10 nm+ process technology," reads the site.

    As AnandTech points out, Intel's decision to share details on Ice Lake is odd because the company has not announced or shared details on Cannon Lake, the first chips that will be built on its 10-nanometer architecture, and Intel is also referring to Ice Lake as the successor to its soon-to-be-announced 14-nanometer Coffee Lake chips, leading to confusion about its upcoming processor lineup and how Cannon Lake fits in.

    Intel's current Kaby Lake chips were built on a second-generation 14nm+ architecture, while Coffee Lake is a third-generation 14nm++ architecture. Both Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake are available for both desktops and laptops, but it appears the 10-nanometer Cannon Lake chips succeed Coffee Lake chips in laptops, while desktops won't see 10-nanometer architecture until the release of Ice Lake.

    AnandTech speculates that the chip confusion is the result of the difficulty behind developing a 10-nanometer architecture. Intel needs to perfect 10-nanometer chips for smaller processors before moving on to larger desktop processors.
    Intel's 14nm++ Coffee Lake chips will be officially unveiled on August 21, and these are the chips that we are likely to see in Apple notebooks and standard iMac desktops in the coming year, but again, it's unclear how Cannon Lake fits into the lineup and whether those chips will be available for some machines in time for 2018 refreshes.

    As the successor to Intel's 8th-generation chips, Ice Lake is not likely to be available until late 2018 or 2019, with an exact timeline to be determined by Intel's success in improving its 10-nanometer architecture.

    Article Link: Intel Shares Details on Upcoming 'Ice Lake' Chips to Follow Coffee Lake and Cannon Lake
     
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    Probably won’t be as exciting as Coffee Lake is right now
     
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    Gettin' a Mario Kart vibe here..
     
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    Vanilla ice says "ice, ice, baby."
    Intel: bring out the xeon, man.
     
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    Yes I shall too!
     
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    :mad: Seriously?

    Intel is no different from Qualcomm.

    Wished, If Intel had licensed their x86 designs to Apple, we could than atleast see the desktop space not dying on us or the MacBook Pro.
     
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    So, it’s tick tock tock tock tock now? Sigh
     
  11. cube macrumors G5

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    Intel has more lakes than Finland.

    Actually, Jolla has Finnish lakes.
     
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    At least Ice Lake actually makes sense. What the hell is "Kaby" Lake?
     
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    What about everything between 15W and 35W? Like...MacBook pros?
     
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    I think Kaby Lake is the local North Ontario shortening of Kabinakagami Lake
     
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    If true, that means we won't see a Cannon Lake-H, which in turn probably means the 15-inch MacBook Pro won't do 32 GB RAM until Ice Lake sometime next year.
     
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    I'd rather have a Ryzen chip in a Mac. Way better performance for less money. Of course, Apple would never drop the price of their computers LOL.
     
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    or the one after that. or the one after that. .... ;)
     
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    Why on earth would they do that?

    (Sun had that great idea. Wonder what happened to them…)
     
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    I have already made up my mind, I am not upgrading until Tiger Lake, which is in about 2021. My Broadwell is doing just fine thank you.

    Yes, I am not making this up:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigerlake
     
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    Excitement over new chip tech is OVER. A new chip compared to one four years ago really doesn't have the difference it once did. This will change the landscape of retail computers. No more churn. The industry really is about to take an even bigger drive.
    --- Post Merged, Aug 15, 2017 ---
    Oh, and apple knows this is coming to mobile and is trying hard to figure out how to keep their cash cow, The Phone, from creating a big sucking sound in their profits in years to come.

    Just being real, guys.
     
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    See Ryzen.
     
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    AMD pistol whipped Intel with the Ryzen chip... those new CPUs are amazing.
     

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